The G.A.A.C.’s Objective: Elimination of cholera epidemics
The Global Alliance Against Cholera aims to provide a long term response to the prevention and elimination of cholera epidemics, and other infectious water borne diseases:
- by promoting an innovative approach, based on integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (W.A.S.H.) and epidemiological studies involving operational agencies acting in the field; Emphasis is put on the inclusion of ongoing epidemiological surveillance essential to the identification of specific cholera “hot spots”, where safe potable water access, adequate sanitation facilities and focused health education are provided.
- through effective coordination of the coherence of international agencies’ actions in the field;
- by including capacity building actions at the community level; and
- by stimulating international advocacy and fundraising for operational implementation at the community level.